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  1. Dru50

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    LSU Tigers

    In a stunning move, the LSU program lured Coach Dru from the job at UCLA (which he had accepted as interim coach mere weeks before) for the head job at one of the top 10 programs in the nation, LSU.

    Coach Dru apologized to the players at UCLA for the quick change, but he said, "At least unlike Lane Kiffin, I left before promising any young men that I would coach them in Los Angeles".

    Coach Dru really likes the talent on the roster and will take over as coach following the Florida game. Coach Dru expects to take advantage of the ultra talented QB Russell Shepard and run a derivation of Urban Meyers Florida offense.

    On the recruiting trail, Coach Dru was pleased to find the team had already landed a commitment from two players:

    #1 T JP Harris :5stars: - B strength and blocking
    #2 FB Arthur Mckinney :3stars: - C+ speed, B- break tackle, C- blocking

    The team has only 11 seniors this year, so the coaching staff will be looking for to laser in on specific talented players at need positions.
     
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    LSU gets back to winning with road victory at Kentucky, 42-14

    The first game under Coach Dru was a good outing, with the team unveiling a balanced spread attack at Kentucky, with 238 yards rushing and 220 yards passing. The star of the game was junior QB Russell Shepard, who completed 12-17 passes for 220 yards and a TD, adding 119 yards rushing and a TD on 13 attempts. He completed passes to 7 WR's. The only downside of his performance were two ill advised passes that were intercepted.

    The LSU starting defense played very well, holding Kentucky to one TD versus the starting unit. The win was costly, as LSU lost their top corner, sophomore CJ Scott for 7 weeks with a torn pectoral muscle.

    Up next - Another road game at #17 Auburn.
     
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    Tigers go on the road and crush Auburn 55-17

    The newly installed spread offense was in full effect, as LSU went on the road and destroyed #16 Auburn. LSU racked up 570 yards of total offense on the day, including a legendary game by junior QB Russel Shepard, who went 16-16 for 367 yards and 3 scores in a half of play. Shepard also added 48 yards rushing and 2 TD on the ground. The receiving game was paced by seniors R. Randle (88 yards) and C. Tolliver (132 yards). The defense was led by S. Montgomery who recorded 8 tackles, 3 TFL and a sack. The win moved LSU back to .500 on the year.

    Up next - The Tigers host Eastern Michigan.
     
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    LSU wins over #10 Bama convincingly, to move to 6-3

    The Tigers came out like gangbusters in the first quarter and a half, with the defense playing strong and the offense clicking under Russel Shepard (13-16, 247 yards, 1 TD) jumping out to a 21-0 lead. Then Shepard was pancaked on a late hit after a pass by the Bama NT, knocking him from the game. The team faltered to end the half, failing to move the ball until the final drive and giving up 2 Bama TD's in the quarter. Backup QB C. Parker was able to lead a 2 minute drill and get a TD to go into the half up 28-13.

    In the second half, the team turned to M. Ford to lead the offense, and he didn't disappoint, having his best game under Coach Dru. Ford had 25 carries for 150 yards and 3 TD, including a nice 50 yard scamper where he broke 3 tackles.

    Player of the Game - Mike Ford

    Up next - Ole Miss comes to LSU
     

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